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Cyber Aware

Are you  cyber aware, do you know how to protect your information? With more time spent online, personal and work related, it means more opportunities for hackers to carry out cyber attacks and target people and organisations.  Every week there is mention of hackers hitting businesses, this is often done by using:

  • email and website scams
  • malware - software that can damage your device or let a hacker in

If hackers get into your device or accounts, they could access your money, your personal information or information about the University.

To prevent this we need to put in place Cyber Security

Cyber Security

What is Cyber Security is?

  • Cyber Security is the means by which individuals and organisations reduce the risk of being affected by cyber crime.
  • Cyber Security's core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphone, laptops, tablets and computers), and the services we access on line - both at home and work - from theft or damage,  It's also about preventing unauthorised access to our personal information we store on these devices and online.

The University IT have put in place measures to protect the University managed systems and devices from an attack.  One of the biggest risk to the University is the use of non-university owned devices that connect to the University resources.  To mitigate this risk staff and students, who use non-university devices, are to comply with the University's Bring Your Own Device policy.

 If you are concerned that your files or devices have been hacked or infected by malware then please contact IT/AV Support

Resources

The University IT have put together a "Be Cyber Security Aware" video for staff and students. (As this is a video it may take a short while to load depending on your bandwidth.)

If you would like to test your cyber security knowledge then try the "Information Security Essentials" training course available in Canvas.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the government cyber security specialist centre who provide guidance on all aspects of cyber security to organisations and individuals. Specific guidance for the Academic sector can be here:

- NCSC Guidance

- Top tips for staff

- Stay safe online infographic.  Click on the graphic below

 

 

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